Rhode Island
Public School Ratings



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Rhode Island Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Rhode Island School Districts by City
Number Of Students 142,150
Number Of Rhode Island Schools 316
Number Of Rhode Island School Districts 60
Spending Per Student $17,729

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.3256183350973
4th Grade 38.6691800475059
5th Grade 37.4360975698886
6th Grade 34.1208020724174
7th Grade 23.9968324755725
8th Grade 28.0001953625607
10th Grade 55.9326405789955

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 35.5754366628955
4th Grade 27.2443236858516
5th Grade 26.745506815275
6th Grade 25.6647388511242
7th Grade 26.8338736905294
8th Grade 23.1998148950474
10th Grade 33.2498118222952

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 61.0% 50.6%
Black 8.9% 16.0%
Hispanic 25.8% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.9% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.4% 48.4%
English Language Learners 7.8% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 16.4% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.36
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Rhode Island Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,057,315 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,023 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.1% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.8% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.1%
65 Or Older 16.1% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 411,124 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 10.9% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.3% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.7% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.7% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.9% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.4% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.0% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.6% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 12.6% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,193 $1,306,764,817 51.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,724 $245,060,154 9.7%
Staff $638 $90,737,445 3.6%
General Administration $243 $34,513,598 1.4%
School Administration $813 $115,506,553 4.6%
Operation $1,256 $178,551,205 7.1%
Transportation $818 $116,274,515 4.6%
Other $617 $87,671,787 3.5%
Total Support $6,108 $868,260,274 34.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,428 $345,148,478 13.7%
Total Expenditures $17,729 $2,520,187,408 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%